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Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis of a Nevirapine-Based HIV-1 Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Program in Uganda to Assess the Impact of Different Dosing Regimens for Newborns.
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PMID:  22639431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Single-dose nevirapine for mothers and newborns at delivery is the simplest prevention strategy for vertical HIV-1 transmission and hence widely used in resource-constrained settings. HIV-1-positive mothers and newborns received single-dose nevirapine in a prevention of mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission (PMTCT) program in Uganda. In a pharmacokinetic investigation, breast milk and plasma samples of mothers and newborns were collected. The nonlinear mixed-effects modeling approach was suitable for analysis (average: 1.8 samples/matrix/individual). For describing the nevirapine pharmacokinetics in mothers and newborns, a 1-compartment model was demonstrated to be sufficient. The plasma-placenta transfer could be quantified, revealing a transfer fraction of 11% to 25% (with a significant influence of time span between maternal nevirapine intake and birth) and a high transfer rate constant from maternal drug administration. Interindividual variability was moderate between mothers and high between newborns. Simulations revealed that newborns born early (<1 hour) after maternal nevirapine intake would benefit from a 3-fold higher nevirapine dosage (6 mg/kg) after birth for analogous protective plasma concentrations over the first 2 weeks. In contrast, postnatal nevirapine dosage seemed to be dispensable for newborns born late (>24 hours) after maternal nevirapine intake. These dosing recommendations should be evaluated in prospective studies, including additional antiretroviral drugs in accordance with current PMTCT guidelines.
Monika Frank; Gundel Harms; Andrea Kunz; Charlotte Kloft
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-4604     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0366372     Medline TA:  J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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